Pro. Ilana Berman-Frank


The current Director of the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences (Haifa U), Ilana transferred to Haifa University after 15 years at Bar Ilan University (BIU). Ilana completed her BSc. in Biology and Ecology at the University of California, Irvine (USA) and her PhD (joint Bar Ilan University and the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR), as well as an initial post-doctoral fellowship from the Hebrew University, at the Kinneret Limnological Laboratory (Sea of Galilee). After 4 years of post-doctoral work at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, NJ (USA), Ilana returned to Israel to head the Aquatic Ecology and Biological Oceanography Laboratory focusing on how global changes and environmental stressors influence the organisms forming the base of the aquatic food-webs with research spanning local to global scales in diverse environments including the Sea of Galilee, the Mediterranean and Red Seas, and the South Pacific Ocean. Prof. Berman-Frank has served as President of the Israeli Association of Aquatic Sciences; Chair of the Education Committee of the Mediterranean Research Center of Israel (MERCI; Co-Chair of the International Group of Aquatic Primary Productivity (GAP); member of the Board of Directors for "EcoOcean" and other local and international capacities promoting marine sciences.